Concealing a Lamp Cord

Eric and I are celebrating our 6 year wedding anniversary today! We just got back from a relaxing weekend in Kohler, Wisconsin. Back to the grind today with work and the kiddos! I was able to finally check TWO things off my “to-do” list though that I wanted to share with you.

One, I added a fabric cover to a book that I reference often, but don’t love to cover of.  It’s a larger book I like to have on hand and wanted to give it a look worthy of being on display. With a little fabric I had left over from our no-sew DIY powder room curtain, it now adds a pretty pop of pattern to the stacked books.

The second thing I did today was finally conceal the lamp cord in our living room!

The kids play behind the sofa and where the lamp was plugged in. I LOVE this lamp (it is a Kate Spade lamp, found at Homegoods!). I loved it so much that I bought 2. Anyway, I’ve hated the thought that the kids could trip over the cord and exposed cords just aren’t fun to look at.

So, with a few simple steps, it is almost totally concealed.

Concealing a Lamp Cord

First, I added a small, clear command hook to the back of the table.

Next, I ran the cord underneath the table towards the front.

I taped the cord with electrical tape and then ran the cord down the front leg of the table.

Don’t judge the table. This was a thrifted find that is meant to get somewhat beat up by the kids.

Then I tucked the cord under the rug (it’s only under the rug for a couple inches, then just under the sofa). You can still see the cord a tiny bit but for the most part you don’t really notice. The lamp is plugged into an extension cord under the sofa.

Now the back of the sofa is open for toys to corral 😉

I hope this post was helpful! Let me know if you have any questions!

{Had to squeeze in a pic of Eric and I since it is our anniversary! This is us – seven years ago!! From our engagement shoot! Still a favorite pic to display}

Oh, and the fabric book cover is that large blue and white one. The tutorial I used is from Driven by Decor  (I messed up the end part and used tape haha! but it works for me). Links to books shown are below (they are also my favorite to style clients homes with!).

Thanks for stopping by Shining on Design to read this post! If you’d like to see more on our wedding anniversary from 6 years ago today, here’s the link — be warned, I cry every time I read it!

Samantha Regan

Books and Sources:

Command Hooks

Electrical Tape

The Magnolia Story

Elements of Family Style


The Finer Things

Nate Berkus Fabric for book cover (50% off)

The Art of Elegance (our realtor gave us this as a gift! I use it often for styling!)

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